Friday, March 27, 2009

U.S. Republican Senator Specter in tough race

U.S. Republican Senator Specter in tough race; Reuters

Republican U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, 79, of Pennsylvania appears to face a tough run next year for reelection to a sixth term.

And he can blame his problems largely on his decision last month to break ranks with fellow Republicans and vote for President Barack Obama’s $787 economic stimulus package.

Those are the findings of a Quinnipiac University poll of about 1,000 Pennsylvania voters released on Wednesday.

The Connecticut-based university found that Specter, viewed as a moderate, trails former conservative congressman Pat Toomey, his likely Republican primary challenger, by a margin of 41 percent to 27 percent. Specter narrowly defeated Toomey in a 2004 primary battle.

1 comment:

Idahoser said...

GOOD! Specter can lead the way for all RINOs to get the **** out. If they're no conservatives, then kick them out. Hijack the R party for conservatism. You will NEVER get enough votes 3rd party, this is how it's going to be done. USE those idiot habit voters that don't pay attention, don't try to FIGHT them!